Cawdor & Medea

Cawdor Medea The verse narrative Cawdor set on the ruthless California coast which Jeffers knew so well tells a simple tale an aging widower Cawdor unwilling to relinquish his youth knowingly marries a young

  • Title: Cawdor & Medea
  • Author: Robinson Jeffers
  • ISBN: 9780811200738
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cawdor & Medea

    The verse narrative Cawdor, set on the ruthless California coast which Jeffers knew so well, tells a simple tale an aging widower, Cawdor, unwilling to relinquish his youth, knowingly marries a young girl who does not love him She falls in love with his son, Hood, and the narrative unfolds in tragedy of immense proportions Medea is a verse adaptation of Euripides dramaThe verse narrative Cawdor, set on the ruthless California coast which Jeffers knew so well, tells a simple tale an aging widower, Cawdor, unwilling to relinquish his youth, knowingly marries a young girl who does not love him She falls in love with his son, Hood, and the narrative unfolds in tragedy of immense proportions Medea is a verse adaptation of Euripides drama and was created especially for the actress Judith Anderson Their combined genius made the play one of the outstanding successes of the 1940s In Medea, Jeffers relentlessly drove toward what Ralph Waldo Emerson had called the proper tragic element terror.

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    1. christopher monsour

      "Cawdor" = a poem in blank verse, set on the California coast, roughly based on the Greek story of Phaedra. Cawdor, an old farmer, marries Fera Martial, a neighbor's daughter; but Fera is in love with Cawdor's son Hood. Hubris, lust, human tragedy situated within a carefully observed natural world, a high classical style, some stunning poetry.In my favorite passage, Jeffers imagines the conscious experience of the dying brain of a man whose skull is broken by his fall off a cliff. As the neural [...]

    2. Scott

      I've long been a fan of Jeffers' poetry, but had not read Cawdor. I really liked this California tragedy with hints of ancient epics. It's dark, but reads very well, especially if you enjoy tragedies (the literary kind, I mean.) I've had a closer relationship to Medea. I played Creon in this version of the play, many years ago, in college, but I hadn't read it again for many years. Although I love the original by Euripides, this recasting is powerful as well. Short, dark, and not particularly su [...]

    3. John

      Brother Antoninus (William Everson), in the introduction to this book makes a derisive reference to a derisive critique of Jeffers by Yvor Winters. In aesthetics, as many other things, I seem unconsciously attracted to opposites. Perhaps I have an amazing power of synthesis or a high tolerance for dissonance or maybe I just don't know what is going on.Cawdor is one of Jeffers' "nicer" narratives. No incest, or mutilation or putrefaction but dark enough, a good transition from the Sierra Club Haw [...]

    4. James R. C.

      The Californian poet Robinson Jeffers described his written work as, "An exhibition of essential elements by the burning away through pain and ruin of inertia and the unessential," and Cawdor is the work that I value the most. As a Carmel native, I treasure my souvenirs of Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems (1965) by Robinson Jeffers [Calm and Full the ocean], (Love that,) Not Man Apart (from that): Photographs of the Big Sur Coast, Lines From Robinson Jeffers [Photographs of the Big Sur Coast] (1 [...]

    5. Matthew Gatheringwater

      I don't know enough about Medea to review this translation. I'd like to hear from other readers who might be able to help me put this book in context or recommend other translations.I find Jeffers' world view, as expressed in his poetry, to be unnecessarily bleak. His preference of Nature to civilization offends my humanist sensibilities. I can't help but wonder if what I found unpleasant about Medea is located in the original text or in Jeffers translation of it.

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